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EPA Administrator Tours WaterSense Manufacturing Facility to Highlight Products that Conserve Water

On June 17th,  EPA Administrator Jackson toured the Moen Incorporated facility in North Olmsted, Ohio to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the WaterSense program.  Moen is the 2010 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year. During the visit, Administrator Jackson joined by Mike Bauer, President of U.S. Businesses, and Ed Fitzgerald, County Executive of Cuyahoga County, spoke with laboratory employees and viewed the lab where Moen’s WaterSense labeled products are designed and tested to ensure plumbing appliances save consumers water and money.

WaterSense brings together local water utilities, governments, product manufacturers, and retailers to promote water efficiency, and enhance the market through innovation and product design for water efficient products, programs, and practices. The program provides consumers with simple ways to save water and identify products that use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

Launched in 2006, WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by EPA that seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water efficient products, new homes and services. More than 2,300 partners have produced and promoted 3,700 different models of WaterSense labeled toilets, faucets, showerheads, flushing urinals, and new homes. Nearly 53 million products have earned the WaterSense label to date.

More information about WaterSense, please visit the following web site: http://www.epa.gov/watersense.